Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Remembering the servicemembers who died in the service of their country.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Dan H. Gabrielson

39, of Spooner, Wisconsin.
Gabrielson was killed by hostile fire in Ba Qubah, Iraq while traveling in a convoy that came under attack. He was assigned to the 652nd Engineer Company, Ellsworth, Wisconsin. Died on July 9, 2003.

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"SFC Gabrielson,
Sir, it has been 10 years since your death but you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike C. of El Paso, Texas

"I had the honor this past Memorial Day weekend to wear SFC Dan H Gabrielson's name on my race bib while running in the "I Ran The Grid" road race in East Northport, Long Island. I did not know Dan but I wanted to let his family know that he is not forgotten. I also wanted to thank them for all Dan did and all he sacrificed. He will remain in my thoughts and in my prayers. Thank You"
J.Tully of Greenlawn, New York

"”Honor and Remember” - “Project Compassion” We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate – It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to the hero’s Mother, Father and/or spouse. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Almost 2,000 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
This is a gift! We have some wonderful sponsors who help with the costs, and only want you know that we care.
Contact us directly at Projectcompassion@manti.com or go to www.heropaintings.com . If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and God Bless You.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Project Compassion of Manti, Utah USA

"When we closed Foward Operating Base GABE which was named after SFC GABRIELSON, we took the dedication sign with us and are having it shipped back to FT. CAMPBELL, KY. We would like the family to contact us with information so we might get the sign to them in Wisconsin, if they want the sign that stood in his memory at the FOB. Contact me at JOgershok at AOL dot COM."
Joseph OGERSHOK of FOB Cruz-Morris

""To the family of Dan H. Gabrielson ,I am so sorry for the loss of your love one.He died a hero.May you know the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Hopefully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need someone to pray with you or talk to please call or write my pastor at Gateway Community Church,Rev John B Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd. Covington Ga. 30016 phone 770-787-1015""
Polly Ballew of Covington, Ga

"Dear SFC Dan Gabrielson's family,
I wanted to let you know I think of SFC Gabrielson often and pray for you and his Soldiers. He will not be forgot. May God bless you and give you peace that passes all understanding. Thank you so much for allowing me to speak with you today."
Dawn of Baghdad Iraq

"June 9, 2008
To the family of Sgt. 1st Class Dan H. Gabrielson:
Dan gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"Dan was a squad leader of mine from 1999-2001. His quiet leadership was evident and his care for his Soldiers was unwavering. When I heard of his ultimate sacrifice it was met with great sadness. My prayers go out for his family and his life of service will not be forgotten."
CPT Marty Lepak of Hammondsport, NY

"SFC Gabrielson is a man I truly respected. I respected his judgement and how he led the support platoon. I still cry over the loss of my former platoon sergeant. My sincere prayers and condolences go out to his family. I will remember Gabe for the rest of my life."
Sincerely, Randell Krug of Royal Oak, MI

"Sorry to here that Dan has gone to another world and he served his Country well.
Thoughts and prays go out to his family from the hole of the Gabrielson's in Western Australia xxxxxxx"
Bret Gabrielson of Fremantle/Australia

"Our nation and people around the world are in your debt forever.
We are both fortunate and grateful that heroes such as SFC Gabrielson have dedicated their lives to protecting ours and others. I am proud to share your family name, and honored to serve in Dan's memory- We don't know each other but perhaps one day we will. As the Commanding Officer of a US Navy warship, USS FREEDOM, being built in Marinette, Wisconsin, I am further honored to represent Dan's fighting spirit as we continue to carry Liberty's Torch in your humble, dedicated service. He, and his brothers and sister in arms, will be remembered with honor."
Commander Don Gabrielson, USN of Manassas, Virginia

"To the family of Dan H. Gabrielson,

I did not know Dan. I found his name at this website. On the anniversary of his death I would like to let you know I am grateful for his service to our country.
My prayers for your family are said as I type this. My you know God is holding Dan and all of you in his hands."
Deb Brandt of Hastings, Nebraska

"To the Family of SFC Dan Gabrielson:
We have constructed a memorial to the service men and women from Wisconsin and Illinois who have died in Iraq which includes, as of 6/20/05, 111 crosses. We would like your permission to put SFC Gabrielson's name on a cross. We have called our display "Arlington MidWest." It is our expression of mourning for your loss. If you would like us to do this, please email martypres33@yahoo.com.

"As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them." Anonymous"
Marty Preston of Wisconsin Dells, WI

"god bless SFC Gabe i'm at the Fob (camp) in baquba iraq name for him fob gabe"
david pisanelli of baquba iraq

"We are so thankful and honored to have met Dan's daughter, Vanessa. Vanessa, we wish we could have know your father, but we know that he must be a great man to have such a wonderful daughter like you. We hope that through knowing you we can learn to know your father, your hero, and our hero. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers always. We hope to see you again at TAPS next year. Please keep in touch.

"I hope you always Laugh!"
Love & Hugs,"
Angel & Bridgette Van Dusen of Colorado Springs, CO

"To the family of Dan H. Gabrielson:

The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 29 May. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain, LTC Kenneth L. Beale, Jr. will preach a message entitled “Remembering Our Freedom.” A former Soldier and country music songwriter and performer “Rockie” will pay a special musical tribute. At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. An honor guard squad will be on hand to fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (612/970-7866) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Leila Campbell
Administrative Assistant
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org"

"In your time of sorrow may god bless you
and your family, I pray for you all."
Undahl of Spooner Wisconsin

"We continue to honor the memory of Dan Gabrielson...by expanded the Army base that bears his name...he would be proud!"
Kenneth of Forward Operating Base "Gabe", Baqubah, Iraq

"In Loving Memory..Its been a year..

At the rising of the sun and at its going down, We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring, We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn, We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends, We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
Rest in Peace Dear Soldier!!! We will NEVER FORGET!"
The Grogan Family of Lakeland, TN

"My thoughts and prayers are with you, the family of Dan Gabrielson. I had the opportunity to serve with Dan in the 652nd and 327th Engineer Co. from 1983-1992. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. Great guy and well liked by his fellow soldiers. We all called him "Gabe". I know that where he is now he is lending the same helping hand. May God Bless your family and watch over you as Dan would have!!"
Sean Krauss(E-5) of Rochester, MN

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Dan will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"Sergeant Gabrielson, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"To the family of Dan Gabrielson. Our prayers go out to you. He Is A True Hero."
Maynard Kurszewski of Ishpeming, MI, USA

"We pray for you in your grief, our son SPC Jeff Gabrielson is over there now serving. Thank you so much for your sacrife."
Barb Gabrielson of Bear Creek WI 54922

"Thank you Dan Gabrielson, you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"Dan Gabrielson is singing with the angels this morning. Saddam has been captured!
Liz of Frederic, Wi.

"HI, today I'm going to the trap shoot held in memorial of Dan. My step dad is Richard Kettula, and I was thinking if he was still with us how much I would like to thank him for protecting me and my family he is our fallen angel and we will miss him"
of frederic, WI

"To the Family you are in my prayers...May God bless you. I do want to say it was a honor to have him in our military Thanks for serving our country"
Stacey (Proud Army Wife) of Zephyrhills,Florida

"We send out our sincerest condolences, to the family and friends, of SFC Gabrielson. We are deeply thankful for the honor, courage, respect, dedication he put forth in his duty, in order for our country to remain free and safe, not only for us now, but for the generations that follow behind us, our children, grandchildren, etc. We are forever grateful for his sacrifice for our GREAT country. He will not be forgotten. He is a hero in our eyes! God Bless!!"
397th FRG

"Peggy and family:
May god look upon you during your time of grief. My whole family's thoughts and prayers are with you."
SSG James Stockdill of 397th Eng Bn, Eau Claire, WI

"To the family and friends of Sgt. 1st Class Dan Gabrielson:
May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Bless Dan for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Sgt. 1st Class Dan Gabrielson:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. I hope that this website will be a source of comfort and encouragement for you during this difficult time, and in the future as you recall the memories of Dan, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera of Powder Springs, Georgia

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on